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Today we’re going to be taking what we call the inner peace meditation. And many people right now are experiencing a lot of anxiety, a lot of challenges. How will this affect me and potentially my own health? How will that affect the health of my parents, or my friends, or my family? How will I survive financially? What will this mean to my livelihood? Or even how can I get basic groceries in a safe way?

So there are many challenges that we all face as individuals and as a collective. And sometimes it can be difficult to deal with that anxiety, that sadness. And people may ask me, “Well, hang on Ashok, how can we develop inner peace in an experience like this? That sounds impossible.” And what I’ll say is this, let’s flip it on its head and actually start from this idea that we are actually born as peaceful. We have that sense of peace within us, that sense of connection to everything around us. And then gradually over time we learn different messages from society, from our families, from the school system. And those beliefs and those systems then shift and change our ability to connect to that inner peace. And then gradually only as an adult do we recognize the importance of connecting with that peace and stillness that we have within us.

And especially at a time like this, it’s recognizing that we are made up of that sense of stillness and peace. So imagine a diamond, now diamonds is bright. It’s glowing, it’s one of the most solid substances in the universe. And yet, when we cover that diamond with just a thin layer of dust, that diamond can no longer sparkle. It can no longer shine. And so it is with the ups and downs of life. The stresses and strains of life. And also the situation we’re in right now.

It can create layers of dust over that shining diamond that we are. And that shining diamond is that we can radiate love, we can radiate peace, we can radiate joy. But the situations and circumstances of our lives put these layers over it. Now that doesn’t mean that we deny what’s going on or think that it’s okay in some way. But it is about saying, “Actually if we regularly use something like breathing or meditation to remove those layers of dust, we can connect with the core of who we are, the deeper essence of who we are, which is that stillness and that peace.”

It’s a happiness, but it’s from a peaceful place, rather than an excited place. And many people have had the opportunity now to go deep within themselves and meditate more, perhaps more than they ever did in the past. You know, they say, as I’ve mentioned before, “If you can’t go outside then go inside.” So many people are finding that this time that we’re in right now has been an opportunity to do all of those things that we never said we have time for.

How many people have said, “Oh, I didn’t have time to meditate. I didn’t have time to exercise. I didn’t have time to think about preparing good, healthy meals. I didn’t have time for any of that.” And yet they’ll spend two hours surfing cat videos on Facebook, whereas now we’ve been forced into this cocoon, like a caterpillar turns into a butterfly. The transformation when we get into that cocoon can sometimes feel painful. Imagine a caterpillar has to sprout wings from its back, and yet that time, that time in that cocoon is an opportunity for us to transform in some way and we choose how we want to transform. That is the beauty of it, it’s our choice.

But as a starting point, that opportunity to meditate, to go deep with it, I’d love for you all to experience either once or twice a day. Now as part of the Coronavirus Challenge, there are plenty of 10 and 20 minute meditations that you can experience on the website and lots of resources that you can take part in, and it’s all completely free. So I hope you’ll get a chance to partake in the challenge.

So please now just make sure you won’t be disturbed, you can switch off your phones, your other devices, making sure you won’t be interrupted. And we can go deep and experience some inner peace right now. And once again, for those of you who are new to meditation, please do remember that even if you sit there and all you’re experiencing are thoughts, that’s okay. Even experienced meditators will have days when they have just a head full of thoughts. And that’s part of the process. It’s just observing them, acknowledging that you have a busy mind with lots of thoughts.

But you being the center of the storm. So there’s a storm going around and there’s this mythical idea of a center of the storm, the eye of the storm, which is the place of peace no matter what is happening around you. So you observe without judgment. Let your mind have lots of thoughts if you would like, and then as you regularly practice the witness position, you strengthen that witness position. And gradually over time you get less involved in the thoughts and in the emotions of your mind so you don’t feed them anymore. So eventually fully associates without witnessing awareness and then everything changes.

But you being the center of the storm. So there’s a storm going around and there’s this mythical idea of a center of the storm, the eye of the storm, which is the place of peace no matter what is happening around you. So you observe without judgment. Let your mind have lots of thoughts if you would like, and then as you regularly practice the witness position, you strengthen that witness position. And gradually over time you get less involved in the thoughts and in the emotions of your mind so you don’t feed them anymore. So eventually fully associates without witnessing awareness and then everything changes.

To learn more and experience my Finding Inner-Peace meditation, please watch the video below. And please share the video with others who could benefit from the knowledge.

Inner-Peace LIVE Meditation

Inner-Peace LIVE Meditation With AshokThe Coronavirus Challenge 3-Day Meditation RetreatFrom Anxiety to Inner-PeaceAPRIL 24TH TO APRIL 26TH 2020Find out more at https://www.thecoronaviruschallenge.com/retreat/Amongst the anxiety, fear and chaos of the Coronavirus pandemic, it can feel almost impossible to feel centred and at peace. But it is more important than ever that we allow our mind and bodies to relax, to be still. With over 20 years of experience as a meditation teacher, Ashok skilfully guides us within to discover and embrace our inner peace, despite what is going on around us. The Coronavirus Challenge 3-Day Meditation RetreatFrom Anxiety to Inner-PeaceAPRIL 24TH TO APRIL 26TH 2020Find out more at https://www.thecoronaviruschallenge.com/retreat/We are pleased to announce our 3 Day Virtual Retreat, to help us all deal with anxiety about the current Coronavirus Pandemic.It will be a peaceful refuge from the world, and an opportunity to dive deep into yourself, and to focus on your own mental, emotional, and physical healing.It will feature guided meditations, workshops, Q&A, expert interviews, as well as live entertainment.You will leave the retreat feeling serene, rejuvenated and rebalanced, with new skills for resilience, and ready to move forward through this experience with grace.Join thousands of others taking the pledge to reduce the spread of the virus, through boosting the immune system, reducing anxiety, and saving lives, by taking the free 10-Day Coronavirus Challenge at www.thecoronaviruschallenge.comHere at the Gupta Program clinic, we have been supporting patients with chronic conditions for over 20 years, helping them to rebalance their nervous system and immune system.Now with the widespread panic and fear the world is witnessing with the ever-increasing danger of the COVID-19 pandemic, we knew it was our mission to step up and make our knowledge available freely to everyone.This free not-for-profit immune-boosting challenge consists of videos, audios and exercises that help you understand what may reduce your chances of getting infected by the virus. It includes hand-picked tools, techniques and the latest scientific research & clinical evidence based on the Gupta MEND Protocol.

Posted by Gupta Program For ME, CFS, Fibromyalgia & MCS on Monday, April 6, 2020
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Ashok Gupta

Ashok Gupta is the Director of the Coronavirus Challenge. He has dedicated his life to helping people get their life back from Chronic Illness, improving people’s well-being, and helping them achieve their potential. He has been teaching meditation around the world for over 15 years. He runs a global e-clinic specializing in treating ME, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Fibromyalgia & Multiple Chemical Sensitivities – www.guptaprogramme.com

Ashok has spent many years researching the brain neurology of emotion and linking well-being tools with science. He has published medical papers on the basis of stress-related illnesses. He has appeared in many media as an expert on stress on the BBC, CNN, Guardian Newspaper, ITV, The Independent, and many others.

He wrote and presented the Meaning of Life Experiment which is a Free, Award-winning Meditation and Self-Development App www.themeaningoflife.tv

He also works with companies around the world, teaching courses in Leadership, Time Management, and Personal Development. www.ashokgupta.tv

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